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Stovetop Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it to the lounge during a long winter to warm their spirits! This economical recipe could easily be warmed and served in a slow cooker. Flavor extracts could be added to the hot chocolate, too. —Mary Nine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Stovetop Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5-1/2 cups water
  • Large marshmallows, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, mix the sugars, cocoa and salt; gradually stir in water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Ladle into mugs. If desired, top with marshmallows.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 273 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (64g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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